Category Archives: sex

gender, has to do with females of the species, generally but not pruriently except in rare cases; feminism sometimes.

La Doña in The Chroñ

 

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Molly, Remi y La Doña –top new voices coming out of the Bay Area

  My favorite new artists to listen to, track and tell people about are Molly Tuttle, Remi Wolf and La Doña, also known as Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea.Molly and Remi are from Palo Alto, though Molly lives in Nashville and Remi … Continue reading

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Anything with love

Yes, I use “they/them” pronouns and the reason why I put “and anything with love” is because I appreciate words that can be used to signify community or kinship. Given that I am Black, I often hear phrases (especially from … Continue reading

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Jim Harbaugh and Michigan assault case

Gilvanni Johnson, age 57, pictured above, was a receiver and special teams player for Michigan Wolverines football circa 1985, three seasons, 36 games, a teammate of Jim Harbaugh the current coach and the former Palo Alto Viking three-sport star. On … Continue reading

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Joan Didion, ‘The White Album’, The Getty Museum, Bethany Yarrow, Eugene McCarthy riff

Joan Didion says that the Getty’s collection of antiquities says more about the 18th and 19th century craze for antiquities than it does about the periods from which the pieces emanate. (Didion, 1979/2009 p. 75).Reminds me that I once saw … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Dang

I woke this morning and the first thing I did was enter my studio, crack my Webster’s Eleventh and gloss the word “dang”.I had thought of an edit to the previous essay, about football.Yes, I am going to trim the … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Alden Van Buskirk and Robert Stone rattle chains for Rachel Kushner

I noticed a blurb from Robert Stone on the back cover of the new Rachel Kushner collection of essays, “The Hard Crowd”. I quote, “she’s going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight … Continue reading

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Stanford victory parade: April 5, 2021

At first I thought the procession was for a fallen firefighter. Soon enough it dawned on me that this was a Covid-protocol social distance parade. I saw Tara Vanderveer with assistant Kate Paye, Haley Jones and others. Two or three … Continue reading

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By Hilbert writ, by Manning sealed

Barbara Manning wrote and recorded an original song as a tribute to mathematicians like Cantor, Goedel, Hilbert, Cohen and Good Will Hunting. lyrics It’s hard to be the only one who knows something that’s true To stand alone as colleagues groan
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All hail the Sylvie

Kudos to Sylvie Simmons of San Francisco by way of something very posh across the pond for her new album of music on Compass Records. Sylvie played in my Earthwise Productions concert series in fall, 2019 at Cubberley Community Center … Continue reading

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